Audio-Technica expanded its range of Midnight Blues drum-miking solutions with the addition of two new drum packs. The MB/Dk4 Drum Pack comprises three Midnight Blues MB 5k snare/tom mics, one MB 6k kick drum mic and three AT8665 drum mic mounts. The MB/Dk6 drum pack comprises two MB 4k overhead/hi-hat mics, three MB 5k snare/tom microphones, one MB 6k kick drum microphone and three AT8665 drum mic mounts.
The AT8665 is a low-profile drum rim microphone mount that eliminates the need for cumbersome microphone stands. The AT8665 offers flexibility for positioning the mic on the snare or toms. Both Drum Packs are backed by Audio-Technica’s five-year limited warranty.
The cornerstone of the MB/Dk4 drum pack is the MB 5k cardioid dynamic snare/tom microphone, which is custom-engineered for use on snare and toms. Featuring durable all-metal construction and a low-profile percussion-style design, the MB 5k comes with a built-in adjustable stand-mount. It has a frequency response of 100 to 12k Hz, sensitivity of -58 dB (1.2 mV), 500-ohm impedance and a corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector. In addition, the MB 5k has a high-output design with low mechanical noise due to the company’s anti-shock engineering.
The MB 6k cardioid dynamic kick microphone was engineered for use on kick drum or low-frequency percussion. It also employs Audio-Technica’s Hi-ENERGY® neodymium magnet structure for maximum output and fast transient response. Featuring rugged all-metal construction and a low-profile percussion-style design, the MB 6k has a frequency response of 60 to 12k Hz, sensitivity of -59 dB (1.1 mV) and a corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector.
The MB/Dk6 drum pack adds two MB 4k overhead/hi-hat microphones. The MB 4k cardioid condenser microphone features a condenser design for studio-quality performance, extended response, rugged all-metal construction, an on/off switch, soft-touch finish and battery/phantom operation and comes with the AT8405a stand clamp. The MB 4k has a frequency response of 80 to 20k Hz, sensitivity of -46 dB (5 mV) and an integral, corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector.
The Audio-Technica MB/Dk4 and MB/Dk6 Drum Packs are now available. Midnight Blues MB/Dk4 and MB/Dk6 Drum Packs are $199 and $449, respectively. For more information, please go to www.audio-technica.com. For more new sound reinforcement product announcements, visit mixonline.com/livesound/products.